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Nonfiction Book Club
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us on Monday, October 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. for our quarterly Nonfiction Book Club at Fresh Digs! As always feel free to bring drinks and snacks.

This quarter we’re reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

“Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.”

Pick up your copy at the circulation desk at the Effingham Public Library.

Registration at the link below.
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=4680&EventID=386568&PK=

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Downtown Effingham Fall Open House
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Downtown Effingham Fall Open House

Fresh Digs is celebrating everything FALL!

Pillows; candles; door mats; kitchen towels; locally handmade felted fall items, furniture, leather jewelry, embroidery, paintings and more; vintage clothes, decor and furniture.

As always at Fresh Digs, there'll be something for everyone!

Plus Effingham Massage Clinic will be offering massages on Saturday (you deserve it) and I'll have a special drink. Come and relax a bit.

Get yourself downtown and support the local shops, restaurants and bars. Many of the downtown shops are participating; check the Experience Downtown Effingham Facebook event page for details.

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Nonfiction Book Club
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for our quarterly nonfiction book club!

This quarter we’re reading Educated by Tara Westover.

“Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.”

Pick up your copy of either the regular, large print or electronic version at the Effingham Public Library.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks (adult or otherwise) to share!

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Downtown Sidewalk Sales!
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Sidewalk Sales!

Plan to stop at Fresh Digs FIRST as we’re going to have one heck of a SPRING SALE!

Then hit the rest of downtown for the Downtown Spring Sidewalk Sale. Come ready to shop and find great bargains. After searching for deals, visit our eateries and shops for lunch or brunch, coffee or adult beverages!

This event is organized and promoted by the DOWNTOWN EFFINGHAM BUSINESS GROUP.

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Nonfiction Book Club
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for our quarterly nonfiction book club!

This quarter we’re reading The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

“The popular comedic couple trace the story of their relationship, sharing anecdotes, family photos, and secrets that reveal how they overcame considerable social differences through their shared values and mutual love of music and laughter. “

Pick up your copy of either the regular, large print or electronic version at the Effingham Public Library.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to share!

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Celebrating Women - Downtown!
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrating Women - Downtown!

Fresh Digs and the Downtown Effingham Business Group are celebrating women!

Ladies are invited to experience downtown Effingham - through shopping, sipping and eating!

Stop by Fresh Digs from 5 to 7 pm for:

Plan to spend the evening downtown celebrating YOU!

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Nonfiction Book Club
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for our quarterly nonfiction book club!

This quarter we’re reading I’ll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

“An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice.“

Pick up your copy of either the regular, large print or even electronic version at the Effingham Public Library.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to share!

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Nonfiction Book Club
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

For this quarter's nonfiction book club at Fresh Digs, held in conjunction with Effingham Public Library, we'll be discussing The Light Between Us by Laura Lynne Jackson.  

"The Light Between Us provides guideposts for living a rich and fulfilling life. In her beautiful worldview, Laura Lynne Jackson reminds us that our relationship to those we love endures across space and time; that we are all connected and invested in one another's lives; and that we are here to give and receive love selflessly. Her story offers a new understanding of the vast reach of our consciousness and enlarges our view of the human experience."

Grab your hard copy, large print, ebook or audiobook at Effingham Public Library.  In order to have an idea of how many to expect, you can also register at the library closer to the event date.

Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share!

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Black Friday/Small Business Saturday 2018
Nov
13
3:00 PM15:00

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday 2018

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here!?

Believe it. And that means that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are here, too.

Plan to stay in town and shop locally either next Friday (9 to 5) or Saturday (8 to 4).

I know there are out-of-town and online deals to be had and I get it. Just make a pledge to yourself and your community to spend a good portion of your holiday shopping money here. Right here in your backyard where it will be re-invested in so many wonderful ways.

I'm going to have bacon jam samples, apple cider (with or without caramel vodka : ), gifts while they last and of course, SALES!! Because that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Stay tuned to the Fresh Digs Facebook page because next Wednesday, Nov 21, I'll announce all of the sales!!

Remember: Shop small, shop local, shop handmade!

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Nonfiction Book Club
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for our next quarterly nonfiction book club on Monday, August 27 from 6 to 7 pm at Fresh Digs.

This quarter we're reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  

"Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty."

Grab a copy (regular, digital, large print) at the Effingham Public Library and plan to join us!

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Nonfiction Book Club
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for our next quarterly nonfiction book club on Monday, June 25 from 6 to 7 pm at Fresh Digs.

This quarter we're reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  

"Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past."

Grab a copy (regular, digital, large print) at the Effingham Public Library and plan to join us!

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His Glories Farm Perennial Pop-Up at Fresh Digs!
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

His Glories Farm Perennial Pop-Up at Fresh Digs!

Are you ready for color?! Come see all the beautiful early spring perennial colors on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm at Fresh Digs for the His Glories Farm pop-up event!

Vanessa will be bringing bleeding hearts, dianthus, lavender, hyssop, hellebores and lots more for your flower beds! 

Hope to see you there! And we hope it doesn't snow! : )

Then mark your calendar for Saturday, May 5 (Artisan Fair weekend) from 10 am to 1 pm. Vanessa will be back at Fresh Digs with hanging baskets just in time for Mother's Day gift giving!

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Nonfiction Book Club
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Join us in reading and talking about our nonfiction pick for this quarter's book club: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

It's almost impossible to imagine living outside and alone, especially at this time of year, but he did it for almost thirty years.   

"In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later.  Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world."

The Effingham Public Library will have copies (print, large print, electronic) available for check out.  Go to your library, folks; it's a great place!

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Artisan After Hours!
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artisan After Hours!

Show some love to our local artisans this February 16!

I've invited all of the local artisans who supply Fresh Digs and you guys with locally made home and gift options to come and hang out and mingle.  Here's your chance to put a face and maybe a conversation to the creators of some of our favorites like the leather jewelry, furniture, watercolor prints, painted pieces and more!

Follow the Facebook event page to get updates on who will be there and what new goodness they'll be bringing with them!

 

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Conscious Creativity Workshop with Kay Metzelaars @ Fresh Digs
Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Conscious Creativity Workshop with Kay Metzelaars @ Fresh Digs

I love this quote...

“A creative person is one who has insight, who can see things nobody else has ever seen before, who hears things that nobody has heard before—then there is creativity.” 
― Osho, 

Kay Metzelaars, a.k.a. The Chakra Lady, and I are pleased to bring you a night dedicated to exploring your creativity.  Kay will lead the class and during the first half she will teach us meditation - chakra balancing meditation and gazing meditation.  

The second half of the class will be dedicated to creative self expression.  

Check her website for all of the details and to register.  Early registration ($44) ends September 30.  Hurry as space is limited!

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Chili Fest in Downtown Effingham!
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Chili Fest in Downtown Effingham!

When fall is in the air that means Chili Fest is right around the corner!  

Get ready for a great evening of festivities and fun for the entire family as the Downtown Effingham Business Group hosts the 5th annual Chili Fest 2017 on Friday, October 13th, from 5-8pm. The central location for Chili Fest will take place in downtown Effingham, IL along Jefferson Street and around the old Courthouse Square.

Nearly two dozen businesses will offer a chili tasting or other food and refreshment throughout the evening. Chili team participants will be vying for the “Judge’s Choice”, “Spiciest” and the “Most Original” awards. You can also do a little late night shopping and see what the great stores in the Central Business District have to offer! Many family friendly activities are also planned throughout the evening including inflatables and activities for children. 

Tasting tickets are $5 for 10 tickets and will be available for sale at the event only. Ticket tasting stations will be located at the intersection of Jefferson and 4th Street, Jefferson and Fifth Street, west of Jefferson and Banker. 

Live entertainment kicks off at 5pm on the Jefferson Street Central Stage.

Bring the entire family and Experience Downtown Effingham!

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Hobnob Harvest Market
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Hobnob Harvest Market

Fresh Digs is pleased to not only set up at the Harvest Market but to also sell tickets for it!

If you're not familiar with the Hobnob Harvest Market it's a happy harvest market full of crazy-good vintage & handmade vendors. Fun stuff everywhere you look plus delicious food, a cash bar, live music, and more!  All of the fun takes place at the Effingham County Fairgrounds in Altamont, IL.

Prairie Moon Party
Earlybird shopping at its best!
Friday, September 8
2-7 pm

Tickets:
$10 per person online through the event link or at Fresh Digs until Thursday, Sept 7 (this ticket will get you into Saturday as well) 
$15 at the gate

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Market Day
Shop. Laugh. Eat. Repeat!
Saturday, September 9
9 am - 4 pm

Admission:
$5 per person at the gate
or FREE with your Friday night party ticket

Kids 12 & under free Friday night & Saturday

Grab your girlfriends, leave your husband at home, and join us!  : )

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Nonfiction Book Club
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Nonfiction Book Club

Our quarterly nonfiction book club in partnership with Effingham Public Library will meet a tad sooner this quarter as the Library will be celebrating banned book week with a selection of book discussions around banned books.

The next nonfiction discussion will be on The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.

"Traveling about Britain, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that is Britain."

If you've never read Bill Bryson you're in for a treat! 

Grab your copy in regular, large, audio or even ebook at the Effingham Public Library.    

 

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Button Bracelet Class with Crafted QC
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Button Bracelet Class with Crafted QC

Our friends Mary and Sarah from the Crafted QC in Davenport, IA will be in town for the Hobnob Spring Market and we thought that while Mary and Sarah are in town maybe they could offer you all a fun class!

Remember grandma's button box? It's like that, but multiplied by a thousand.

Learn a little button history and let Mary and Sarah teach you how to make your own hand-pressed, fabric covered buttons! Finish out your design with a variety of vintage buttons (including Mississippi River pearl buttons) and trinkets from our stash.

Tip: Have your own fabric, sentimental vintage fabrics or buttons? Bring 'em with! Thin fabrics work best - think quilting cotton and handkerchiefs. Buttons 1/2" in diameter are ideal.

Register here for their $30 button bracelet class where you'll make your very own button bracelet all while laughing it up with these two hilarious ladies.  The class will last two to three hours.

Plan to make it a crafty girl weekend and start it all off with this class!

 

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Boutique Blvd
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Boutique Blvd

It's back and better than ever!  Boutique Blvd is a one-stop shop for all of you who love the small-town boutique shopping experience.  

Over 20 small boutiques will be set up at the Keller Convention Center on Friday, March 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Boutiques will be offering women's clothing, children's clothing, jewelry and home goods.  Plus there will be wine!  And of course Fresh Digs.  : )

Tickets will be available closer to the date.  Follow along on the Facebook event page and be sure to tune into CiLiving on Monday, March 20 to see Casey talking about her event on WCIA3.  

 

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Ladies Night Out in Downtown Effingham!
Feb
8
3:00 PM15:00

Ladies Night Out in Downtown Effingham!

A group of downtown shops, including Fresh Digs, are staying open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8.  In addition to extended shopping hours we'll all be offering specials, too.  Join us and knock out your Valentine's Day shopping.

Check out all of the specials below.  We'll be taking 25% off all in stock bedding, pillows and t shirts!

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New to Town Tarot Card Reading After Hours
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

New to Town Tarot Card Reading After Hours

You read that correctly.  We're sending a special invitation to all you ladies who are new to Effingham.  And to sweeten the deal we've invited Eclectic Wellness owner Kay Metzelaars to do tarot card readings!  She'll also be bringing her all-around happy and positive vibe to the joint.  

So this is for our new friends from New York, from Wisconsin, from D.C., from southern Illinois, from anywhere not here.  Salina and I and our local friends will be around to welcome you all to town.  : )

Come join us!

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LuLaRoe Pop Up Shop!
Nov
11
to Nov 12

LuLaRoe Pop Up Shop!

LuLaRoe by Kathy will be joining us once again for a pop-up shop in Fresh Digs on Friday, November 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!  She'll be bringing all of the wonderfully patterned LuLaRoe leggings, skirts, dresses, shirts, tunics and more!  Adults, kids and plus sizes will be available for cash and carry.  

Friday night we'll be serving a cocktail and treats.  Plus make a LuLaRoe and Fresh Digs purchase either Friday or Saturday and get entered to win a gift basket!

Plan to join us!

Join our event page on Facebook for updates.

 

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Christmas Open House
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Open House

You are invited to join us for our Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!  Our trees will be up and decorated in three different styles, gift ideas will be on the floor, we'll serve cocktails and nibbles and we'll be giving away festive smelling candles with purchase of $40 or more!

Don't miss it.  And be sure to stop by the other local shops who'll also be having their Christmas open houses that day.  It'll be a great day to stay in town and shop local!

Join our event page on Facebook for more info!

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